Skillet Dijon Chicken Breasts

Skillet Dijon Chicken Breasts is an easy chicken dinner, cooked in one skillet, and it is ready in under 30 minutes. Skinless, boneless chicken breasts are easily simmered in a creamy Dijon sauce making them tender, juicy, and amazingly delicious! A quick dinner that comes together in a snap!

A piece of grilled chicken on a fork.

Skillet Dijon Chicken Breasts…

There’s something about a creamy Dijon sauce that turns these plain and simple chicken breasts into nothing but FABULOUS!

This recipe features boneless. skinless chicken breasts with a creamy mustard sauce. It makes a delightfully tasty and budget-friendly meal. The flavorful mustard sauce is made with 4 ingredients.

Serve it with a side of rice, quinoa, couscous, or roasted baby red and Yukon potatoes, and keep this recipe on rotation and a weeknight favorite.

A delicious dinner that’s quick and easy to make, and loaded with flavor – is a win-win!

A piece of chicken breast on a fork with Dijon sauce.

Reasons to LOVE this recipe…

  • A great dish for any weeknight or weekend.
  • An easy and delicious dinner that’s loaded with protein.
  • It’s made in one skillet, which = an easy clean-up! 🙂
  • It is ready in less than 30 minutes.

First, decide how much chicken will you need?

  • That depends. Depending on the number of your family members, it’s a good idea to guess at least one breast per person when serving, plus one or two extra for those who are really hungry. 😉
  • This recipe calls for 3 chicken breasts, but you can increase the amount needed to fit your family’s needs.
  • IMPORTANT NOTE: if you increase the amount of breasts, you will need to double the ingredients for the Dijon sauce. This will ensure you will have enough.

Ingredients Needed..

For our recipe, you will need the following ingredients:

  • boneless, skinless chicken breasts – pounded, and we had 3 breasts, but you can use as many as you need for your family.
  • heavy cream – 2/3 cup was plenty for the 3 large chicken breasts.
  • olive oil – just enough to sauté and brown the chicken.
  • white wine – about 1/4 cup to deglaze the pan, and give additional flavor to the cream sauce.
  • course ground Dijon mustard – 2 Tbsp. is sufficient in this recipe.
  • seasonings – salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper, dried (or fresh) thyme, and dried rosemary.
  • chicken broth – to increase the amount of sauce, and enhance its flavors.
  • optional: freshly chopped parsley, as garnish

Directions to make it…(*full recipe card below!)

  1. First, you will need a good skillet. You can use an 8 or 9-inch skillet for 3 chicken breasts. Heat olive oil in the skillet. Season the chicken breasts with some salt and black pepper. Then transfer the breasts to the skillet.
Seasoning the chicken breasts with salt and pepper. Transferring them to a skillet.

2. Sauté chicken breasts until golden brown, about 7 to 8 minutes per side, and on low flame with a pot lid, or with a splatter screen. Remove the chicken and transfer them to a nearby plate.

3. Deglaze the pan, pour in the white wine. Stir with a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the skillet. Allow the wine to simmer for one minute, to reduce a little.

4. Pour in the heavy cream, add in the dried herbs, cayenne pepper, and mustard. Stir to combine. Allow the cream sauce to simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes, to thicken.

Showing 4-steps of cooking in a black skillet.

5. Turn off the heat. Transfer the chicken to a serving platter and drizzle the sauce over the chicken. Serve immediately. Yields: 3 servings.

Grilled chicken breast is served on a white dinner plate with Dijon Sauce over it and roasted potatoes on the side.

Q & A…

1. Can We Air-Fry or Roast these Chicken Breasts?

If you prefer to use an Air-Fryer or use your oven to cook these chicken breasts, (instead of cooking them in a skillet), the answer is yes, you can. Then make the creamy mustard sauce in the skillet and serve it over the cooked chicken.

2. Can We Use Other Parts of Chicken?

I believe you can. Try it with chicken thighs, or tenderloins. As long as you cook and brown the chicken, then follow the directions in the recipe card.

Skillet Dijon Chicken Breasts by 2sistersrecipes.com

Options for sides…

There are endless options to serve with this skillet chicken dinner. It could be as simple as some steamed rice, quinoa, or couscous. And, some of these:

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Yield: 3 servings

Skillet Dijon Chicken Breasts

A forkful of chicken breast with a mustard sauce and some little roasted potatoes on a white dinner plate.

Skillet Dijon Chicken Breasts is an easy chicken dinner, cooked in one skillet, and it is ready in under 30 minutes. Skinless, boneless chicken breasts are easily simmered in a creamy dijon sauce making them tender, juicy, and amazingly delicious!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breast - pounded
  • fresh cracked black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil

For Dijon Cream Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 2/3 cup heavy cream
  • 1 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1 tsp. dried rosemary
  • 2 Tbsp. of course ground Dijon mustard
  • dash or two of cayenne pepper
  • Optional: 1/4 cup chicken or vegetable broth
  • Optional: freshly chopped parsley, to garnish

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in an 8 or 9-inch skillet. Season the chicken breasts with some salt and black pepper. Then transfer the breasts to the skillet.
  2. Sauté chicken breasts until golden brown, about 7 to 8 minutes per side, and on low flame with a pot lid, or with a splatter screen. Remove the chicken and transfer them to a nearby plate.
  3. Next, Deglaze the pan: Pour in the white wine. Stir with a wooden spoon to scrape the bottom of the skillet to break up the bits and pieces. Simmer the wine for about one minute, until it reduces a little.
  4. Pour in the heavy cream, add in the dried herbs, cayenne pepper, and Dijon mustard. Stir to combine. Allow the Dijon cream sauce to simmer for about 2 to 3 minutes, until it thickens. If the cream sauce is too thick, stir in a little chicken broth.
  5. Transfer the chicken breasts to a serving platter or individual dinner plates and serve with creamy mustard sauce over the breasts. Serve immediately.
  6. Serves: 3

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

3 servings

Serving Size:

1 chicken breast

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 364Total Fat: 21.4gSaturated Fat: 8.7gCholesterol: 133mgCarbohydrates: 2.3gFiber: .6gSugar: .3gProtein: 39.6g

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